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Jess

My 16 Year old daughter is wetting the bed all the time and i have put her in diapers

Please help me, my 16 year old daughter is wetting the bed all the time and so often i have had to put her in diapers. She is to embarrased to go to the doctors so i dont know what else to do. Please help me. 



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gail Hanson

Endocrinology, diabetes, frequent urination.  Neurology, decreased nerve impulses.  Infection. 

Embarrassed to death to go to the Dr.  Not an option in my household.  Don't tell her you are going.  Just go.  Today.

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pokey
Support and Hope for Teens With Nocturnal Enuresis http://www.goodnites.com/na/articlestools/articles/HopeForTeens.aspx   from the link: How Can I Find Support

Finding a physician who is empathetic about teenage bedwetting – and knowledgeable about the condition – is the first step to building a support team for your teen. You can contact the National Kidney Foundation at 1-888-WAKE-DRY for information; they can recommend pediatricians in your area who are skilled at dealing with enuresis in older children.

Next, go online to find local or online support groups where you can exchange ideas with other older children suffering from this condition. Visit GoodNites.com, developed by GoodNites® Underpants, which offers information and discussions boards for both parents and children. iParenting.com also offers a variety of articles and discussion boards related to bedwetting. Getting advice from real-life families experiencing nocturnal enuresis can help your own family get through this time.

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nmartin

After reading your blog posting, we would like to suggest another point of view. Diapers only keep the bed dry and often prolong suffering. They do not serve to treat the underlying cause, the deep sleep disorder. We work with the Enuresis Treatment Center. For 32 years, the Enuresis Treatment Center has successfully treated thousands of people from around the world who thought there was no hope for ending bedwetting. Bedwetting, or enuresis, is actually caused by deep sleep, not to be mistaken for healthy sleep. This deep sleep causes a disconnect between the brain and bladder, and the bedwetting occurs as a result. The Enuresis Treatment Center has put together an informative guide to understanding and treating bedwetting. This free bedwetting guide is available to download atwww.freebedwettingguide.com.

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jimrich

Jess
re: Please help me.

Just do the best you can.

good luck

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diapermom
My daughter is also 16 and a bedwetter for over the last year.W put her into cloth diapers and rubber pants from the start and she is fine with them.i buy the cloth diapers and rubberpants in adult size and they work for her.she has 3 dozen of the cloth diapers and 2 dozen pairs of rubber pants.i bought the rubber pants in pastels and a few with baby prints on them and she likes them all.at bed time i put the diaper and rubber pants on her,i use baby powder and lotion on her with the diaper.i pin the diaper on her with regular diaper pins.the rubber pants fit her blousy and crinkle when she walks around.i dont mind washing the diapers and rubber pants and keep them in a drawer.